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Restaurant el Manguito

Minute Walk From Town Pier Across the River Or 5 Minute Walk Up the Path From La Playa 15, Yelapa 48440, Mexico
+52 322 209 5061
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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“fresh fish” (4 reviews)
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Minute Walk From Town Pier Across the River Or 5 Minute Walk Up the Path From La Playa 15, Yelapa 48440, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Manguito is a nice 10 minute walk from the heart of Yelapa and worth every step. The coffee is worth the walk in and of itself and the food is fresh and delicious no matter the time of day. The prices are great and make...More

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I love grabbing my flashlight for the hike through the trees to el Manguito. The staff is so friendly and warm, the food is always tasty, and it's always a treat to feel so at home while dining so well.

Thank SBC930
Reviewed 2 February 2017

So I was told there was a good restaurant up the path away from the town by a bridge crossing the river. On the way there I passed burro's hauling goods, ATV's hauling whatever and locals walking inform the hills to town and as it...More

Thank Mark1539
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks. Every time I've been here I've been SO glad I chose this place! Luis and Angelica, the owners, are wonderful, and the service as well as the meals, are top notch! You will be beyond glad that you came to eat...More

Thank Cara N
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This lovely spot hangs over the river. The owner is most welcoming and has built a reputation as a favorite of locals who make the walk up the river just past the bridge. Everything from a tuna that just was caught, to traditional mexican dishes,...More

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Good potent margaritas and well prepared dishes. Especially enjoyed the breaded fresh fish filet with nuts and the stuffed chicken breast, as well as the pineapple coconut shrimp. Also one of the few good places open for lunch other than the marginal beach front restaurants....More

Reviewed 22 December 2016

While it is a bit off the beaten track for most who visit Yelapa, if you like authentic Mexican food, that is home made from the absolute freshest ingredients, this is the place. Unfortunately, there are no signs in town that direct you to El...More

Thank CPG3
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had been told about this place prior to visiting Yelapa, so planned to eat lunch here after our hike to the upper waterfall. We had only brought water on the hike, so we were hungry by the time we crossed the bridge and made...More

Thank kayteeYVR
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Since your already in Yelapa, which is only accessible by water taxi, your the adventurous type. Worth the walk jumping the donkey doo to get there. It actually is worth it!!

Thank Travelgonecrazy
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We rented out the restaurant for a large group of 50 and the food was incredible. Buffet-style with authentic Mexican food. Everything was so good and fresh. The staff was really helpful. Set back away from town on the river.

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26 February 2017|
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Response from Travelgonecrazy | Reviewed this property |
I never asked if they were seasonal or not. However, because of the location I imagine they need all the customers they can get, including the locals. My get is yes, especially in June as it is slow season and......start of... More
12 March 2015|
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Response from lzahn | Reviewed this property |
It was comparable to all the other restaturants in the area. Tortilla soup 70 pesos Chicken Fajitas 100 pesos. mojito 60 pesos.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Minute Walk From Town Pier Across the River Or 5 Minute Walk Up the Path From La Playa 15, Yelapa 48440, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Costalegre  >  Yelapa
  • Phone Number: +52 322 209 5061
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